Everything you need to know about emissions repairs

Poor air quality harms everyone, but especially children and the elderly. The Drive Clean program plays an important part in reducing air pollution in Ontario by setting standards for vehicle emissions. This isn’t just good for everyone’s lungs, but it’s good for your car, too.

Keeping your vehicle properly maintained and tuned up is an easy way to ensure that you’ll pass the emissions test. Your mechanic will be able check your car’s onboard computers as well it’s mechanical components to make sure that everything is working properly and staying within emissions standards.

There are some common problems that can cause you to fail your emissions test that a good mechanic will help you avoid. Things like vacuum leaks, malfunctioning air injection systems, faulty sensors and defective ignition systems can all be caught well before an emissions test with regular maintenance.

When you receive a notice saying that your car must pass the Drive Clean emissions test before you can get a new license plate sticker you’ll have to find a test facility. There are lots of them out there, but choosing an experienced auto repair shop to perform the test is always the best option.

Bowens Automotive has been in the business for almost 30 years and is an accredited Drive Clean test and repair facility. They are a true old fashioned neighborhood auto repair shop that’s built up their business through hard work, high standards and referrals from happy customers. You can trust that your vehicle is in good hands with Bowens Automotive, whether you’re getting an emissions test, oil change or any other service your vehicle might need.

Bowens Automotive is located at 326 Arvin Avenue, Stoney Creek. You can contact them at 905-662-1405 to book an appointment for a test or repair today!